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Rep. Karen Handel

Representative for Georgia’s 6th District

pronounced KAIR-uhn // HAN-dul

Handel is the representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jun 26, 2017. Handel is next up for reelection in 2018.

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Read our 2017 Report Card for Handel.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% NumbersUSA: 83% NIAC Action: D

Committee Membership

Karen Handel sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Handel’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Handel’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017
Jan 11, 2018. Passed 256/164.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.

Missed Votes

From Jun 2017 to Jun 2018, Handel missed 0 of 673 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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